Department of Natural Resources
While many people usually think of fly fishing as exclusively targeting trout, you don't have to just target trout when you go fly fishing, lots of other fish species can be fished with flies!
|Fish Species||Location||Preferred Habitat||Natural foods (for fly selection)|
|Trout||Coldwater streams, some lakes||Deep pools, undercut banks, near surface when water is cooler||Caddisflies, mayflies, stoneflies, terrestrials, small fish|
|Sunfish & Crappie||Lakes||Vegetated, near shore areas; around docks and fallen trees; sandy bottoms||Small fish, insects, snails, zooplankton, terrestrials|
|Largemouth Bass||Lakes||Fallen trees and brush piles, under docks, lily pad bays, reeds||Small fish, frogs, crayfish|
|Smallmouth Bass||Lakes, warmwater rivers||Rocky and gravely bottoms, rocky shorelines, slack water areas||Small fish, frogs, crayfish|
|Northern Pike & Muskellunge||Lakes, some rivers||Reeds, fallen trees and brush piles, weed edges, incoming stream mouths||Medium fish|